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Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
today's speech, mitt romney also appeared to try to take away from the president's signature success overseas, as to the death of osama bin laden. he credited the military and professionals for that. >> here, traveling with the romney campaign, in virginia tonight, peter, thank you, and to the rest of our team, chief affairs correspondent andrea mitchell and our white house director, chuck todd, both in the washington bureau. chuck, let's begin with you, two new polls, different sets of numbers, what do the numbers tell you? >> reporter: look, when i dug into them, they both told us the same thing, there is a spike in the republican enthusiasm for romney, that is why you see the voters shifting towards romney. and it depends on how you wait to sample. and yes, one poll seems to be a little more republican than the gallup -- polls, there is more enthusiasm among likely republican voters than likely democratic voters. this has been a problem for the democrats for six months, and you're seeing more in this poll than the last debate. and the big moment will be joe biden, and paul ryan, y
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
weaker against our enemies abroad. mitt romney gives a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> he will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income taxes by $4,000 a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> the governor knows his $5 trillion tax cut isn't too popular, so a few weeks before the election, he's trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: president obama at a star-studded fundraising concert in los angeles sunday, heads to san francisco today with romney's poll numbers improving. >> they're looking very good. >> reporter: after the debate, reuters puts mitt romney within two points of the presid
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
republican presidential nominee mitt romney tackling foreign policy during a speech at the virginia military institute. romney will be playing out his proposal for the u.s. to take a more assertive role over in syria. he will also outline stricter conditions for aid for egypt and tighten sanctions in iran. now, experts say romney is using that speech to paint president obama as a weak leader who has limited americans' influence on global affairs. >>> this morning president barack obama is returning back to the bay area for a series of fund-raisers. christie smith is live in san francisco with a look at where the president will be visiting. christie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. guests are being asked to arrive as early as 5:30 at the bill graham civic auditorium, even though chances are president barack obama won't arrive an start speaking until closer to 9:30, 9:40. if you are coming, chances are you have your ticket because this event is sold out. the cheapest tickets going for about $100 apiece all the way up to $7500. that includes a photo with the pres
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
speech he criticized governor mitt romney, arguing his opponent doesn't care about 47% of the country. >> i'm not fighting for red values or white values or black values or latino values or gay or straight values, i'm fighting for american values. they belong to all of us. san francisco. we are not as divided as our politics would suggest. >> reporter: the president urged supporters at that private dinner to be almost obsessive in talking with friends in battleground states like ohio, which is where he's headed when air force one departs sfo in just a few hours from now. reporting live here at sfo, bob redell, "today in the bay." >>> meantime, another president will be visiting northern california today. former president bill clinton will attend a campaign rally at uc davis. he's in town to support several congressmen who are in the middle of tight races. president clinton has been keeping busy this election season, lending his support to president obama and other major big-time candidates. >> the commander in chief vibe all over northern california. christina, what kind of weather is
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the president was in the bay area, mitt romney was in virginia, giving a major speech on foreign policy. romney called for a change of course in the middle east and blamed the obama administration for making the region more dangerous. >> i know the president hoped for a safer, freer, and more prosperous middle east allayed with us. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. >> today's speech largely repackaged things romney has said before, but included a few specific ways he would change the president's approach. >> president obama fired back in an ad scheduled to run in virginia, which is a key battleground state. the ad portrays romney as reckless and amateurish during a trip to england, israel and poland. >>> how much you spending? these rising gas prices 50 cents higher in the past week alone. that costs you about $8 extra for every trip to the gas station. nbc bay area's stephanie trong joins us in oakland this evening. stephanie, gas prices and politics usually go hand in hand. what is the spin here? >> reporter: raj, it really depends on who you ask. if you ask the in
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Oct 7, 2012 3:30pm PDT
of a major foreign policy speech in virginia, today mitt romney continued assaulting the president's domestic record at a rally in st. lucy, florida. >> i have an opportunity for america right now that's going to get this economy going and create jobs, jobs and more jobs. 12 million jobs, to be specific. >> reporter: earlier, republican surrogates like newt gingrich were out in force on four leading political shows saying the president's debate performance and the administration's response to the latest jobs report. >> the unemployment report has fallen to its lowest since i took office. >> when you have a white house celebrating a 7.8% unemployment record tells a lot about the failed add miministratiadminist policies. >> they had full charge of the first two years, and the policies this president put in place actually made it worse. the middle class is being buried under this administration. >> reporter: meantime, paul ryan enjoyed a mostly leisurely sunday. making a trip to the pumpkin patch with his family. >> how are you feeling about the debate? >> what debate? >> nbc news, wisc
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
labor statistics cooks these numbers. >> reporter: as his campaign shows new momentum, romney is also trying to put his biggest gaffe behind him, repudiating his own comments about the so called 47%. >> well, clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case, i said something that's just completely wrong. >> reporter: mitt romney has campaign events this week in florida, but around those events he'll be joined by senator rob portman, the one that plays president obama in the debate camp practice sessions. mitt romney is getting ready for the next session, next debate, hoping his mum carries over next week. >> john harwood is cnbc's chief washington correspondent. thanks for being here. i don't know if it's possible to strip politics away from these new unemployment numbers, but if you can, explain, does the president get credit for these numbers coming down, and how real are they? >> well, the president gets credit or blame for whatever the economic con
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 4:30am PDT
. >>> meantime mitt romney will be in ohio today trying to win over the undecided voters n a speech on foreign policy yesterday, romney argued the president's policies have made the world more dangerous. romney talking about arming syria's rebels and sanctioning iran. democrats were not impressed. >> i'm a professor. if one of my students turned it in, they'd get a c because he gave absolutely no specifics. >> when president obama leaves the bay area, he will head to ohio as well to also reach out to undecided voters. >>> in other news now, it is decision day for san francisco's suspended sheriff, ross mirkarimi. san francisco's board of supervisors will vote on his fate today. the embattled sheriff pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges related to an argument with his wife that left her arm bruised. bay area political experts say the vote is the first modern test of the idea of official misconduct. today's vote will be held at city hall at 2:00 this afternoon. in order for mirkarimi to lose his job, nine of the 11 supervisors need to vote against him. >>> the fbi has been called in to help her
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
talk, and i think, again, if you listen to romney's speeches, he does talk about those things, but we're trying to reinforce that out among the grass roots, if you will. >> rick santorum, good luck with the book. >> thank you. >> senator, thanks as always. >> here's savannah. >>> stephanie cutter is president obama's deputy campaign manager. stephanie, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let's talk about the debate. you just heard rick santorum talk about the president's strengths as a debater. this is something that american voters seem to agree with. most polls show they expect the president to prevail tonight by a large margin. does the president have a very high bar to pass tonight in the view of american voters? >> well, i think the test for both candidates tonight is who is going to lay out a vision and a detailed specific vision of how we're going to move this country forward. i think the candidate that does that will win that test. american people sitting at home in their living rooms are looking for some details, and i think you'll see president obama continue to do t
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
at this in business. >>> to decision 2012 now. about seven hours from now, mitt romney gets his chance to tell president obama what he has been saying in tv ads and speeches. the economy is getting worse. the president confronts romney if he has written off 47% of america to get richer. the debate happens tonight in denver. tracie potts has the preview. >> reporter: president obama on the right and mitt romney on the left. questions about taxes and health care. the bar is high for the president and predicts romney's aggressiveness is not a fun balance. >> he has the facts. he drills you. he is tenacious. that is the difference between four years ago and this time. >> reporter: the bottom line, democrats say, is who has specifics. >> the american people at home are looking for details. i think you will see president obama continue to do that. >> reporter: nbc's latest poll puts the president three points ahead with romney gaining ground. >> voters are less likely to be hispanic and percentage of people 18 to 29-year-olds dropped. as a consequence of the po poll being slightly old
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 4:30am PDT
presidential nominee mitt romney is planning a major foreign policy speech today. he's expected to propose the u.s. take a more assertive role in syria, place conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. insiders say romney will accuse the president of taking a passive leadership role in the world. the obama campaign says romney is unprepared to be commander in chief. >>> much more relaxing to that race for the white house, it was smooth sailing for one of the biggest weekends here in bay area history. more than a million visitors spending their weekend in the city where there was no shortage of a lot of things to do. we had the blue angels up in the sky. on the land the giants and 49ers. castro street fair along with the strictly bluegrass festival. a lot of people taking advice about not driving into san francisco. b.a.r.t. setting a new ridership record this weekend. mass transit in many different cities simple low packed. >> it's crazy is what it is but, gosh, this is what san francisco is all about. it's great weather, beautiful fall day, lots of people, lots of great ene
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
major speech today. nbc's peter alexander is in lexington, virginia with the romney camp. peter, good morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning to you. just about an hour from now, mitt romney will try to draw a sharp rhetorical contrast with president obama on foreign policy issues, specifically those in the middle east. among other things according to experts, he will say hope is not a strategy. meanwhile, the president wrapping up a fund-raiser last night in los angeles area, told his supporters this election cycle everything is on the line. >> hello l.a.! >> reporter: enlisting a cast of celebrities, including stevie wonder, president obama picked up a little cash in california sunday night, made a self dep ri indicating illusion to last week's performance in the debates. >> everybody here incredible professionals, great friends, and they just perform flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> we're going to win florida, we're going to take back the white house. >> reporter: wrapping up a three day swing through the sunshine state, mitt romney is more co
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
on stage last night, he does not want to be held accountable for the real mitt romney's decisions and what he's been saying for the last year. >> mitt romney was greeted with thunderous applause this morning. at a speech to conservatives. >> last night, i thought was a great opportunity for the american people to see very different visions for the county >> the morning after, even supporters said the president seemed tentative, defensive, frequently looking down at his notes perhaps like some of his predecessors in debate, ford, carter, bush and bush. almost too accustomed to the oval office. not used to being challenged. most surprising, the president did not use some of his most potent attack lines. mitt romney's comments to we will thee contributors that 47% of the country don't pay federal income taxes or are dependent on the federal government. or romney's position on women's health issues. the president's surrogates tried to shift the subject to romney. >> romney says he's going to cut loopholes, but won't name them. romney said i'm going to place obamacare but won't say wit
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 3:00am PDT
been doing. >> earlier this year, before he was the official nominee, you criticized mitt romney. you talked about his shortcomings, a failure to connect with people as a candidate. that criticism has not gone away. and then you had his secretly recorded speech at a fundraiser where he talked about the 47% believing that they were victims much. the obama campaign made an ad that puts some pictures to those words. i want to play a portion of it and get you to respond. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. and they will vote for this president no matter what. and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince those people that they should take responsibility for their own lives. >> how will anybody buy that he cares about 100% of the country after those remarks? >> first of all, david, where i am, i couldn't
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Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
and now they'll take down mitt romney with fact-checking and challenging what he said in the debate in advertisements and speeches, but they will not have that same, large audience. >> peter noted that later in the week, the vice presidential debate will take place. could that be a potential game changer given the uneven debate we just saw this past week? >> normally the vice presidential debates are not that key, but now all eyes will be on joe biden to show that he can do a better job than his boss, if you will, president obama against paul ryan and this will be a tough debate. i've been told david axelrod had been planning to take charge of the debate camp, and now he is in charge with the vice president's team. >> andrea mitchell, thank you. >> you bet. >>> another story we're following tonight, gas prices. they're dropping across much of the country which make the soaring increases in california all the more startling. the average price there $4.61 for a gallon of regular, the highest it's ever been. nbc's diana alviar. >> reporter: prices like these make californians consider
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
auditorium, raising another million dollars. during his speech the president criticized governor mitt romney, his opponent, criticizing his performance during last week's debate. >> a few nights ago, suddenly a guy pretending to be mitt romney stood on a stage next to me. and said he's changing his plan. he's just going to pretend it doesn't exist. what $5 trillion tax cut? i don't know anything about a $5 trillion tax cut. don't pay attention to that tax cut behind the curtain. >> reporter: the president urged supporters at that private dinner at the auditorium to be almost obsessive in talking with friends in battleground states like ohio, which is exact low where he'll head when air force one departs from sfo here later this morning. reporting live here at sfo, bob redell, "today in the bay." >>> 5:04 this morning. another president will be visiting northern california. former president bill clinton will attend a campaign rally at uc davis. he's in town to support several congressmen who are in the middle of tight races. president clinton has been keeping busy this election season.
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm PDT
deliberate swings at mitt romney and also urged his bay area supporters to call their friends and relatives in swing states. >> we have live team coverage. kimberly spoke to supporters. >> for more, the speech to a packed house inside the auditorium. >> reporter: jessica, president obama told supporters, he needs help. he told 100 supporters at a private dinner here at the billy graham civic auditorium to be almost excessive over the next 29 days to reach out and talk to anyone they know in battleground states who could help them get reelected. then he entered that packed auditorium. the energized crowd of thousands greeted him with a standing ovation and the president spoke for about 25 minutes, telling supporters the future of the nation is at stake, saying his opponent, mitt romney, is already discounting 47% of the population and will fight for republican interests, not the nation. >> i'm not fighting for red values or white values or black values or latino values or gay or straight values. i'm fighting for american values. they belong to all of us. san francisco. we are not a
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
aggressive tonight than maybe people realize. as for mitt romney, don't be surprised if he tries to get libya in the conversation. yes, it's an economy debate, but if he doesn't, aides tell me he's got a big libya foreign policy speech that he'd like to do in the next couple of dies, brian. >> chuck todd part of our team there. brings us to this next item. andrea mitchell is another part of our political team in denver. she'll be fact checking the debate for us during our coverage later tonight. but, andrea, because of breaking news on two fronts, libya and syria, tonight we come to you in your capacity as chief foreign affairs correspondent. what do you know on both? >> reporter: well, the president was briefed on this latest incident. today syria, according to the u.s. and nato, attacked turkey, which is, of course, a nato ally and a strong u.s. ally across the border, with mortar fire killing reportedly five civilians in a residential area near the border. turkey then retaliated. tonight there was an emergency meeting in brussels. the nato ministers condemning syria for this attack.
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